Council to Consider Airport (CO) Changes

May 28--The Pueblo City Council will take action on an ordinance to make improvements to the Pueblo Municipal Airport Tuesday.

Council will consider approving the transfer of about $14,000 from the general fund reserves to help pay for improvements to a taxiway and helicopter training area at the airport.

The total cost of the project is $1.79 million, of which the Federal Aviation Administration will provide $1.7 million.

A state grant will cover roughly $45,000 and the city is required to provide a local match of $47,000 as well.

The project was originally estimated to cost $1.2 million and the city budgeted funds for the work. When the bids came in much higher than expected, the city was forced to add $14,000 to match the state's grant.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m., Tuesday at City Hall. The meeting was moved to Tuesday because of the Memorial Day holiday.

Council also will have a work session prior to the meeting. The work session topics include an update on the expansion of Fort Carson and an update from Colorado State University-Pueblo President Joe Garcia on opportunities for future cooperation between the school and the city.

The work session starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the City Manager's Office, 553-2655.

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